Magazine article Filmmaker

Editor's Letter

Magazine article Filmmaker

Editor's Letter

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So many of our film industry colleagues shift their focus each fall to awards. Here at Filmmaker, we decided to devote more of our coverage, both in print and online, to distinguished collaborators who don't receive quite the same amount of ink as directors and movie stars. I'm talking, of course, about below-the-line, and you'll find almost a dozen of them highlighted throughout these pages.

Just after we shipped our last print issue, Filmmaker celebrated its 25th anniversary at IFP Week by hosting the opening day of panels and seminars. One highlight was contributing editor Taylor Hess's onstage version of her online Persona Project column, which focuses on issues facing young women early in their careers in the film business. Hess and her panelists' conversation was frank, revealing and, for those in the audience, empowering. As reported by Meredith Alloway for Filmmaker online, the Metrograph's Dana Vladimir talked about how men in the workplace "belittle the female presence" by making "a joke out of sexual discrimination." About workplace discrimination, IFC's Aijah Keith followed with, "There is a lack of understanding on both sides of how systemic the problem really is."

A few days after IFP, I got on a plane to Venice, where I'd be a tutor at the Biennale College Cinema and would take a break from the site for a couple of weeks. I wrote a rather anodyne weekly newsletter on the plane, planning to send it when I arrived. But when I landed, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's bombshell reporting on Harvey Weinstein had dropped in the New York Times, and I scrapped what I wrote and simply linked back to their incredible and tenacious reporting. …

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